World’s oldest bird gives birth

The world’s oldest known bird has hatched a chick at the age of 70.

The bird , a Laysan albatross named Wisdom, gave birth to her 40th chick.

The new chick was hatched last month on Midway Atoll, a small scrap of land 1,300 miles north west of Hawaii. Wisdom then returned last month with her mate to hatch the chick.

Wisdom was first banded in 1956. Banding is a small item placed on the bird’s leg, so when they are spotted they can be tracked.

It was initially thought that Laysan Albatross birds had a life span of 40 years, but Wisdom is now teaching researchers more about the species.

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hayden
hayden
1 month ago

that is cool

ducky
ducky
1 month ago

WOW What a exciting experience

janelle
janelle
1 month ago

wow

Newspaper
Newspaper
1 month ago

This is so cool!

Tigerperson
Tigerperson
1 month ago

Wow very interesting

potato
potato
1 month ago

so cool

dylan
dylan
1 month ago

thats old

Amos
Amos
1 month ago

wow

Ava
Ava
1 month ago

WOW!!

Grace English
Grace English
1 month ago

She is SO cool! I researched the Southern Royal Albatross at school and found a whole lot of interesting facts!

Aimiti
Aimiti
1 month ago

I never knew that this was the eldest bird.

Last edited 1 month ago by Aimiti
brayden
brayden
1 month ago

never knew this bird can live for soooo long. Very cool:3

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1 month ago

wow cool

kayleigh
kayleigh
1 month ago

wow

bobby
bobby
1 month ago

thats cool

kimberly staiggerr
kimberly staiggerr
1 month ago

that is just WOW

Riley
Riley
30 days ago

Thats just happy and cool

keith
keith
29 days ago

wow

ciara
ciara
28 days ago

amazing

Taya
Taya
27 days ago

Omg that’s amazing :0:D

tom
tom
14 days ago

wow

Wendy
Wendy
2 days ago

i really liked the article.

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